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Asset Management

Andrew Coutts

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Andrew Coutts has “hands-on” experience of all the value chain stages of hotel and resort assets, operating predominantly in the Portuguese hospitality real estate sector since 1990. Andrew fulfilled senior management roles in hotels and private members clubs in London and the south east of England during the 1980’s. Relocating to Lisbon in 1990, Andrew led the consultancy team of Horwath Consulting, managing advisory, valuation and operating assignments across a spectrum of the Portuguese hospitality, leisure and tourism industry.

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David Williams

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David Williams has spent many years at the sharp end of hospitality businesses, in ten different hotel management teams and in corporate roles, mentoring and troubleshooting operations on five continents.

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Greg Place

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Greg Place joins Hotel Solutions Partnership as the UK EMEA Team’s Pre-opening and Turn-key Management consultant. Following 25 years’ experience at a senior level in both operational leadership and development within the hotel and leisure sector, Greg set up his own practice, Hotel Creations with Jon Barker in 2012. He is an expert at planning and delivering the numerous and intricate steps leading up to a successful hotel opening.

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John Healy

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John Healy advises clients on lodging related finance and accounting areas with particular emphasis on strategic growth and performance turnarounds. John uses his extensive experience as a platform to deliver best practice solutions to clients which result in lasting improvement. John specializes in all aspects of hotel operations from development to pre-opening and operations. Recent assignments have included resort management agreement take-overs and hotel asset receivership on behalf of lending institutions.

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Katrina Craig

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As CEO of Hotel Solutions Partnership Ltd, Katrina Craig heads a network of over 30 hotel industry experts offering advisory, short-term management and acquisition and investment support. The partnership has teams based in the Americas, UK EMEA and Asia Pacific.

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Manuel Sanchez

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Manuel Sanchez assists resort owners and operators with both strategic and tactical advice, anchored by 25 years’ executive experience in the strategic direction and management of Spanish resorts. His areas of expertise include all the different phases of resort development: conception, master-planning, preopening, opening, operational development, and maturity.

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Miguel Ruano (Ambassador)

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Miguel is an expert in assessing hotel and resort opportunities, formulating their USPs, competitive positioning and development strategy and has specialised in project conceptualisation, design management and project management strategy.

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Neville Ablitt

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Neville Ablitt is a highly experienced senior director in the hospitality sector, having gained financial, operational and development experience over more than three decades. He has held board positions and senior management roles for many years and now sits on various Boards in executive, non-executive and advisory roles.

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Peter Murphy

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Peter Murphy specialises in Distressed Asset Turnaround. He is Joint Owner and Chief Executive of CHMC Hotel and Hospitality, which has completed numerous hotel/golf/resort and city hotel business reviews for both banks and private owners in Ireland and the UK. Murphy is also joint owner of Lifehouse Spa and Hotel, a contemporary lifestyle spa with dedicated experts specialising in key areas such as fitness, life coaching, nutrition and weight loss as well as medical, alternative and holistic therapies.

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Philippe Maricq

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Philippe participates in effective strategic, financial & operational planning while empowering clients to achieve growth. He assists and advises in shaping the strategies of companies facing change management challenges. He reviews and builds reliable business, reporting, financial and internal audit information. He embeds Risk Management, Constructive Internal Auditing and related Internal Control activities.

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Russel Sharpe (Ambassador)

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Russel Sharpe provides extensive senior level operational expertise combined with business planning and development for both internationally branded and independent hotels and broader tourism markets in the Middle East, Africa and India regions. He is an expert in assisting investors with operator search and selection and on-going hotel asset management.

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Simon Hudspeth

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Simon is a very experienced hotel adviser, who has appraised and valued thousands of hotels and hotel development projects throughout the UK, Europe and MEA during a 20-year career in hotel consultancy. Prior to consultancy, Simon spent nine years in operational roles with Hyatt International, including 13 hotel openings on four continents. Simon will conduct bespoke local research and analysis of the concept and business model, and he will prepare HSP’s commercial recommendations, as well as undertake the operator selection process.

 

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